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Assembly hearing on UW-Madison admissions planned


MADISON (WKOW) -- Research indicating that the University of Wisconsin-Madison favored minority students over whites who applied with better test scores will be the focus of a hearing before a state Assembly committee.

Monday's hearing was called by Rep. Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), the chairman of the Assembly's higher education committee and a frequent critic of the UW System.

The research by Center for Equal Opportunity said black and Hispanic applicants were more likely to be accepted to UW-Madison even though they had lower average test scores than white and Asian applicants.

The research drew an reaction from students when it was initially released in September and the university said its analysis was flawed.

Lysee Mitri will be at the hearing and will have reaction from lawmakers and university officials tonight on 27 News at 10.

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